On the way home from a miserable trip to the Oregon Coast, where I found cold weather and miserable surf, I had a pleasant surprise. Usually on a trip like this it would be a speedy trip home but since my wife and buddy's girlfriend were along we decided to make a stop. For some reason they wanted some warm liquids after shivering for hours on the beach.
We stopped at Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters in Cannon Beach. I opted to stay in the car with my can of Diet Coke while the three went in. My wife came back with a pleasant surprise. A delicious maple bar with two meaty strips of bacon on top. Now I had heard of such a thing from the famous Voodoo Doughnut's in Portland but had not had a chance to partake due to my lack of trips into the big city since moving to suburbia.
I do have to say it was quite delicious. The bacon gives not only the obvious boost in flavor but adds some great texture as well. Hopefully sarcastically, my wife chimed in as I was enjoying it that it should be pretty easy to make. I think so since I do know several sources for maple bars and am able to cook a mean strip of bacon.